How Do You Pick The Right Pans?

Decorating By FaithsPlace Updated 22 Apr 2009 , 1:45am by cylstrial

FaithsPlace Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 10:29pm
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Hi all, I am new to making wedding cakes and was wondering how to pick the right pans? Is one brand better than the other? Also what sizes do I get? I am so thankful for any help you all can give!


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cylstrial Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 2:33am
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I think a lot of people prefer Magic Line pans and a lot of people really like Fat Daddio's pans as well.

As for the sizes, that's really something that you have to decide, for what you want to make. A normal run could be anything. 6, 9, 12. or 6, 8, 10. 12. Personally, I use the even numbered pans over the odd numbers, but the odd numbers are out there too. I don't buy pans until I really need them, if that helps.

Good luck!

cylstrial Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 2:34am
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Sorry to post the same thing twice. My computer went nuts and said it wasn't online. Apparently, it was online enough to post twice! icon_confused.gif

xstitcher Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:42am
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What ^^^ she said!

I love my magic line pans and you can't go wrong with the sizes that the pp mentioned but it does truly depend on the style of cake you or your customers want and you also have to keep in mind the # of servings with each pan. The most common size difference btwn tiers are either 2", 3" or 4". I personally like the 3 and 4" difference but it totally depends on the design of the cake and the # of servings needed. Also are you planning on only doing round cakes or are you considering square or alternate shapes.

Here are some pics that might help you decide (not the designs of the cakes of course but the difference in sizes btwn the tiers):

Round Cakes:

Here's one that is 4/6/8/10/12:

Here's one that is 6/10/14:

Here's one that is 6/9/12:

Square Cakes:

Here's one that is 4/6/8/10/12:

Here's one that is 6/10/14:

Here's one that is 6/9/12:

Here's the Wilton Serving Guide Chart:



FaithsPlace Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 5:02pm
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Thank you all so much. These tips are great thumbs_up.gif


cylstrial Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:45am
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Whoa X-sticher! You are all over that! I love the black and white damask cake you posted!

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